Kerala Catholic Bishops’ Council: New Office Bearers – December 2013

Kerala Catholic Bishops’ Council

New Office Bearers

The KCBC meeting held from 10 to 12 December 2013 at the POC elected the following bishops as the Office Bearers, Commission Chairmen and Vice Chairmen.

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Sl. No Commissions Designation Names
KCBC Office Bearers

President

His Eminence Baselios Cardinal Cleemis Catholicos

Vice President

Abp. Joseph Perumthottam

Secretary General

Bp. Joseph Kariyil

1. POC Commission

Chairman

His Eminence Baselios Cardinal Cleemis Catholicos

Vice Chairman

Abp. Joseph Perumthottam

Vice Chairman

Bp. Joseph Kariyil

2. Religious Commission & KCMS

Chairman

Abp. Joseph Perumthottam

Vice Chairman

Abp. Francis Kallarakal

Vice Chairman

Bp. Yoohanon Mar Chrysostom

3.

Bible Commission & Kerala Catholic Bible Society

Chairman

Abp. Maria Callist Soosa Pakiam

Vice Chairman

Bp. Joseph Kallarangatt

Vice Chairman

Bp. Samuel Mar Irenios

4.

Media Commission & Vatican Radio

Chairman

Bp. Sebastian Thekethecheril

Vice Chairman

Bp. Joseph Mar Thomas

Vice Chairman

Bp. Jose Puthenveettil

5.

Family Commission

Chairman

Bp. Sebastian Adayanthrath

Vice Chairman

Bp. Varghese Chakkalakal

Vice Chairman

Bp. Philipos Mar Stephanos

6.

Laity Commission & KCF

Chairman

Bp. Varghese Chakkalakal

Vice Chairman

Bp. Joseph Mar Thomas

Vice Chairman

Bp. Bosco Puthur

7.

Women’s Commission

Chairman

Bp. Joseph Mar Thomas

Vice Chairman

Bp. Varghese Chakkalakal

Vice Chairman

Bp. Mathew Anikuzhikattil

8.

Education Commission & KCSL

Chairman

Abp. Andrews Thazhath

Vice Chairman

Bp. Samuel Mar Irenios

Vice Chairman

Bp. Vincent Samuel

9.

Social Harmony & Vigilance Commission, Human Rights Desk

Chairman

Bp. Joshua Mar Ignathios

Vice Chairman

Bp. Bosco Puthur

Vice Chairman

Bp. Stanley Roman

10.

Youth Commission, KCYM & CLC

Chairman

Bp. Joseph Pandarasseril

Vice Chairman

Bp. Thomas Mar Anthonios

Vice Chairman

Bp. Vincent Samuel

11.

Labour Commission,KLM & KCITIMA

Chairman

Bp. Jose Porunnedom

Vice Chairman

Bp. Stanley Roman

Vice Chairman

Bp. Yoohanon Mar Chrysostom

12.

Justice, Peace & Development Commission KSS Forum, Sarathi, Jesus Fraternity, Care Homes, Special Schools &Ecological Mission

Chairman

Abp. Thomas Mar Koorilos

Vice Chairman

Bp. Selvister Ponnumuthan

Vice Chairman

Bp. George Madathikandathil

Episcopal Advisor for Ecological Mission

Bp. Abraham Mar Julios

13.

Commission for SC/ST/BC

Chairman

Bp. Selvister Ponnumuthan

Vice Chairman

Bp. Philipos Mar Stephanos

Vice Chairman

Bp. Mar Jacob Muricken

14.

Temperance Commission

Chairman

Bp. Remigiose Inchananiyil

Vice Chairman

Bp. Joshua Mar Ignathios

Vice Chairman

Bp. Joseph Karikkassery

15.

Theology Commission

Chairman

Bp. Abraham Mar Julios

Vice Chairman

Bp. Vincent Samuel

Vice Chairman

Bp. Pauli Kannukkadan

16.

Health Commission

Chairman

Bp. Jacob Manathodath

Vice Chairman

Bp. Philipos Mar Stephanos

Vice Chairman

Bp. Joseph Karikkassery

17

Vocation Commission & CML

Chairman

Bp. Vincent Samuel

Vice Chairman

Bp. Yoohanon Mar Chrysostom

Vice Chairman

Bp. Jacob Muricken

18

Charismatic Movement Commission & K.S.T

Chairman

Bp. Raphael Thattil

Vice Chairman

Bp. Samuel Mar Irenios

Vice Chairman

Bp. Joseph Karikkassery

19

Ecumenism & Inter-Religious Dialogue Commission

Chairman

Abp. Mathew Moolakkatt

Vice Chairman

Bp. Selvister Ponnumuthan

Vice Chairman

Bp. Thomas Mar Antonios

20

INFAM

Episcopal Advisor

Bp. Mathew Arackal

Corpus Christi Adoration for the Faith Year വിശ്വാസ വർഷ ദിവ്യകാരുണ്യ ആരാധന

Here  is  the circular of the KCBC President His Grace Most Reverend Dr. Mar Andrews Thazhath regarding the observation of a Holy Hour on the Feast of Corpus Christi 2013. His Holiness Pope Francis invites the Cathedrals and parishes around the world to join in an hour of Eucharistic Adoration as part of the Year of Faith, on Sunday, 2 June 2013, at 5:00 pm Rome Time (8.30pm Indian Time). The Holy Father will preside an hour of Eucharistic Adoration in St. Peter’s Basilica in communion with all the bishops of the world and their local diocesan communities. “The universal scope of this moment is to be a gesture of spiritual sharing.”

In this context, KCBC Executive Committee decided to extend this initiative to all our parishes, monasteries, convents and institutions and it would be a grace filled hour of solidarity with our Holy Father to share in adoration during the same hour as in Rome.

Corpus Christi Adoration for the Faith Year

വിശ്വാസ വർഷ ദിവ്യകാരുണ്യ ആരാധന

INTENTIONS FOR PRAYER (Malyalam)

The Holy Father has asked that this time of Eucharistic Adoration be offered in particular:

1. For the Church dispersed throughout the world, gathered today as a sign of unity in the Most Blessed Sacrament of the Eucharist. The Lord makes her ever more obedient in listening to his word to present her to the world as ever “more glorious, without speck or wrinkle, but holy and faultless” (Eph. 5:28). By means of its faithful proclamation, may this saving word resound once more as the bearer of mercy and may it stimulate a renewed commitment of love, to provide pain and suffering with full meaning and to re-establish joy and peace.

2. For all of those who, in different parts of the world, live the suffering of new forms of slavery and who are victims of wars, of the trafficking of human beings, of drugs, of ‘slave’ labour, for children and women who suffer any form of violence. May their silent cry for help find the Church alert, so that, with her eyes fixed upon Christ Crucified, she may not forget so many of her brothers and sisters left at the of mercy of violence.

For all those, too, who find themselves in economic insecurity, especially the unemployed, the elderly, immigrants, the homeless, those in prison, and the marginalised; may the prayer of the Church and her active endeavours to be close to them be a source of comfort to them, of support to their hope, of strength and courage in defending the dignity of the person.

Each particular Church, attentive to its own particular needs, is encouraged to put forward other intentions in harmony with this appeal of the Holy Father